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July 8, 2016 / Rebekah Seder, Editor

An uptick in fatal shootings by police so far this year

RACIAL JUSTICE/POLICING
– According to data from the Post, which tracks police shootings, there has been a 6 percent increase in such shootings so far in 2016, compared to 2015 (WaPo, 7/7):

Blacks continued to be shot at 2.5 times the rate of whites. About half of those killed were white, and about half were minorities. Less than 10 percent of all those killed were unarmed. One-quarter were mentally ill.

But there are notable differences: More of the shootings were captured on video, 76 in the first half of 2015 and 105 in the first half of this year. And the number of fatal shootings of black women, such as that of Jessica Nelson-Williams in San Francisco in May, has risen. Nearly the same number of black women have been killed so far this year as in all of last year — eight this year, compared with 10 in all of 2015.

Black Nonprofit Leaders Share Grief in Wake of Police Shootings (Chronicle, 7/8)

Learn, Vote, And Get In The Streets: What You Can Do Today To Help End Police Violence (FastCo, 7/8)

HOUSING
– A new affordable housing development in Mt. Vernon Triangle in downtown DC will be one of the few in the nation that provide homes specifically for grandparents raising grandchildren. (WaPo, 7/8)

– In the latest in their Matters@HAND series, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, HAND asks, “Can we predict gentrification?” (HAND, 7/7)

VIRGINIA | In Virginia, A Battle To Give Former Felons The Right To Vote (WAMU, 7/6)

EDUCATION | Teaching Traumatized Kids (Atlantic, 7/7)

ARTS | Capital Fringe Transformed the City’s Theater Scene—Now It’s Attempting the Same for Its Music Scene (WCP, 7/7)

EVENT | Funders Together to End Homelessness is hosting their 4th Annual Funders Institute on Monday, July 25th. Click here to learn more about the event, focused on how philanthropy can work strategically to end homelessness.


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Associate Director | Arabella Advisors
Associate Director (Conservation Focus) | Arabella Advisors

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